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2015 MTV VMA Nominations: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran Face Off

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If finding out that Miley Cyrus will host the upcoming 2015 MTV Video Music Awards next month wasn't enough, our thirst has now been quenched because the star-studded nominatons are have been announced! From favorites like Taylor and Beyoncé to artists on the rise like FKA Twigs and Vance Joy, this award season won't cease to please. Take a look at the full list of nominees below:

Video of the Year:

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Beyoncé, "7/11"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Best Female Video

Beyoncé, "7/11"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Sia, "Elastic Heart"
Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"
Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"

Best Male Video

Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Nick Jonas, "Chains"
The Weeknd, "Earned It"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk"

Best Hip Hop Video

Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Big Sean ft. E-40, "IDFWU"
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Best Pop Video

Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Beyoncé, "7/11"
Maroon 5, "Sugar"
Mark Ronson ft.Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Best Rock Video

Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"
Florence+The Machine, "Ship To Wreck"
Hozier, "Take Me To Church"
Walk the Moon, "Shut Up and Dance"
Arctic Monkeys, "Why's You Only Call Me When You're High"

Artist To Watch, presented by Taco Bell

FKA Twigs, "Pendulum"
George Ezra, "Budapest"
James Bay, "Hold Back The River"
Vance Joy, "Riptide"
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

Best Collaboration
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars,  "Uptown Funk"
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Mianj, "Bang Bang"
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, "Love Me Harder"

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”
Colbie Caillat – “Try”
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
Wale – “The White Shoes”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood" (Charles Infante)
Snoop Dogg, "So Many Pros" (Jason Fijal)
Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
Jack White, "Would You Fight For My Love" (Jeff Peterson)
The Chemical Brothers, "Go" (Michel Gondry)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé, "7/11" (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)
OK Go, "I Won't Let You Down" (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Chet Faker, "Gold" (Ryan Heffington)
Ed Sheeran, "Don't" (Nappy Tabs)
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me" (Keone and Mari Madrid)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me" (Larkin Sieple)
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud" (Daniel Pearl)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood" (Christopher Probst)
FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks" (Justin Brown)
Alt-J, "Left Hand Free" (Mike Simpson)

BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood" (Joseph Kahn)
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk" (Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright" (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
Hozier, "Take Me To Church" (Brendan Canty, Conal Thomson)
Childish Gambino, "Sober" (Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé, "7/11" (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran, "Don't" (Jacquelyn London)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood" (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)
A$AP Rocky,  "L$D" (Dexter Navy)
Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood" (Ingenuity Studios)
FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks" (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Childish Gambino, "Telegraph Ave." (Gloria FX)
Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Tyler, The Creator, "F****** Young/Death Camp" (Gloria FX)

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